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Circular Economy SMEs across Europe - Good practices from Barcelona to Bottrop
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Open until 30 December 2022

Kick-Off: Connecting the dots (23 April 2021: 10 - 11 AM CET)

Moderator: Hanne Hagedorn, Green Tech Network North-Rhine Westphalia

1. Introduction video “Connecting the dots”

      2. Dialogue panel on the transition to a Circular Economy

        • How will the future of the economy look like and how to transition?
          Henning Wilts, Director Circular Economy at Wuppertal Institute
        • Solving two challenges in one? – Experiences from the World Circular Economy Forum+climate
          Freek van Eijk, Director at Holland Circular Hotspot

        • Digital Circular Economy – connecting the dots
          Prof. Karl Vrancken, Research Manager Sustainable Materials Management at VITO
        • The need for cross-sectoral cooperation and how does it work?

          Heyd F. Más, Project Lead at PACE (Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy)

        • How to get started to become a circular SME

          Svenja Grauel, Project Lead Circular Economy at Prosperkolleg, Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences

        3. Inspiring company examples

        • Benefits of circularity for a cradle-to-cradle certified frontrunner
          Lars Baumgürtel, CEO at ZINQ GmbH & Co. KG

        • Cross-sectoral cooperation to close the loop
          tbd, company from Sweden / other

        • More circular, more resilient?! An example of adapting to change such as the Covid 19 pandemic
          Peter Mackenrodt, CEO at m+f KEG-Technik GmbH & Co. KG

        4. Lessons learned and next travel stops

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